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Monday, June 21, 2010

Mini Reviews: Betrayals and Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

Title: Betrayals
Author: Lili St. Crow
Published: November 2009
Source: The Library
Synopsis from Goodreads (Contains Spoilers if you haven't read Strange Angels)
She’s no angel . . .

Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)

Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England School for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem— she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be so bad, but Dru’s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide. . .

Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust—and maybe even her heart?

This series reminds me of Vampire Academy in only the best ways. It has a kick butt heroine, is action packed, has just enough romance, and is extremely addictive. Dru is definitely one of my favorite heroines EVER. She can take care of herself, but she's so normal. She cries a lot, which who can blame her? Basically the only thing that I didn't like was how repetitive it was when she thought about her father or grandmother. I understand that she's going to think about them a lot, but it's basically the same thing every time. It was only a minor annoyance, and other than that I loved it! 4.5 Stars!

Title: Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Author: Ally Carter
Published: June 2009
Source: The Library
Synopsis from Goodreads:
When Cammie "The Chameleon" Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. Cammie and Macey soon find themselves trapped in a kidnappers' plot, with only their espionage skills to save them.

As her junior year begins, Cammie can't shake the memory of what happened in Boston, and even the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women doesn't feel like the safe haven it once did. Shocking secrets and old flames seem to lurk around every one of the mansion's corners as Cammie and her friends struggle to answer the questions, Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe?

Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail. The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth.
Oh Gallagher Girls, how I love you so. This series is made of awesome. Cammie is really smart, really kick butt, and really fun to be in the head of. The supporting characters are almost as good: everyone is original, and they all work together so well. I loved the almost romance part of this book, but the spy in training part is by far my favorite. If this series got turned into a movie I would probably die of happiness no matter how much they changed the script, the whole concept is just awesome. The only thing that I didn't like about this book was how the main conflict really wasn't resolved at the end. Basically it was fast and fun and great for summer reading! 4.5 Stars!


  1. well you have sold me with the vampire academy comparison. great review - i've added it to my TBR list!

  2. Oooh, just talking about spies makes me excited! I'm sure I'd enjoy that book.

  3. I've never read Strange Angels, but you're review made it sound delectable! I'll have to great the first in the series tomorrow. :)

  4. Great reviews! I'm a new follower.


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